Dr Karen McGuigan

    Research Fellow

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5811

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Research Interests

    Dr McGuigan is a Chartered Psychologist with specialised interest in research methods, data analysis and interpretation. Her work to date has involved projects concerned with diabetes self-management, structured diabetes education, self-directed care, mental health, child protection, respiratory care pathways and palliative care. She has completed commissioned reports and programme evaluations for various agencies including Diabetes Network, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Public Health Agency, NSPCC, Ulster University, Hospice, Integrated Care Partnerships and the Alcohol Education Research Council. She sits on various Advisory Boards related to End of Life Care and Child and Maternal wellbeing. Karen was also part of the team who developed one of the first industry-driven degree programmes in Ireland, following on from her work on the development of vocational qualifications informing industry standards.

    She is currently working with Professor David Thompson and Dr Chantal Ski from the School of Nursing & Midwifery exploring the impact of interventions aimed at improving cardiovascular health and general wellbeing within the Northern Ireland population.

    Achievements and Distinctions

    • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
    • Associate Fellow with the BPS
    • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
    • External Authenticator with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
    • Co-Developer of BBS in Retail Management Practice
    • Co-Author of Further Education and Training Awards Council (now QQI) module descriptors for nationally and internationally recognized qualifications at various levels within the National Framework of Qualifications 

    Frequent Journals

    • Diabetes

      ISSNs: 0012-1797

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1939-327X

      American Diabetes Association Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.89 SJR 4.435 SNIP 1.868


    • British Journal of Clinical Psychology

      ISSNs: 0144-6657

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2044-8260


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.68 SJR 1.456 SNIP 1.601


    • Traumatology

      ISSNs: 1534-7656

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1085-9373

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.43 SJR 0.502 SNIP 0.719


    • Trials

      ISSNs: 1745-6215

      BioMed Central

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.17 SJR 1.291 SNIP 0.819


    • Practice: Social Work in Action

      ISSNs: 0950-3153

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1742-4909

      Taylor and Francis Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.63 SJR 0.444 SNIP 0.876


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